Maintaining Filler Results: Dos and Don’ts for Optimal Outcomes

Posted on November 13, 2023 by Dr. Blume in Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic fillers are extremely effective for enhancing youthfulness without having to go under the knife. However, the benefits aren’t exactly permanent– depending on the type of filler and dosage used, results can last between six months to two years. Your personal results will also depend on your body’s metabolism, which affects how quickly the filler is metabolized. Obviously, you can’t control your metabolism, but it’s still possible to prolong the life of your filler. Here are some dos and don’ts for maintaining your filler results.

Filler Dos

Commit to a Skin Health Routine

Your results will look better and last longer if your skin is at its healthiest. Skin treatments including facials, lasers, and microneedling will assist in maintaining healthy skin. Build your skincare routine with a cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen while choosing products containing youth-boosting ingredients like peptides, retinol, or vitamin C. For maximum benefit, you should make your skincare routine a daily habit, and utilize medical-grade products.

Stay Hydrated

There are plenty of reasons to drink enough water, but it’s especially important for maintaining your filler results. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm or  Belotero work by drawing moisture to the injected area. Keeping your body hydrated ensures the fillers are performing as intended– as an added bonus, proper hydration also helps your metabolism run efficiently.

Eat Healthy

A colorful diet packed with lean protein, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables will provide all the nutrients you need to support skin health. On the other hand, a diet high in processed and sugary foods can trigger an inflammatory response in the body. Subsequently, your skin can appear dull, impacting your filler results.

Filler Don’ts

Go Outside Without a Hat or SPF

Not only does sun exposure increase signs of aging, but it also degrades filler results. When you step outside, the UV rays in sunlight can penetrate your skin and break down your fillers. To preserve your filler’s effects, protect yourself with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat with a wide brim.

Sleep on Your Side

Sleeping on your side can put pressure on one side of your face. Over time, this can break down fillers or cause them to shift, affecting the symmetry of your face. For this reason, you should try to avoid sleeping on your side for at least the first few days after treatment. If you’re a habitual side sleeper, make a point of sleeping on your back instead.

Exercise Vigorously

Exercise is important for staying healthy, but don’t overdo it if you want to prioritize your filler results. Exercise provides a temporary metabolic boost that causes your body to metabolize the filler at a faster rate.

The Most Important ‘Do’

The guidance of a reputable provider is the best way to ensure your filler results last as long as possible. If your aesthetic journey includes dermal fillers, the trained experts at Blume Skin & Body have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals. Contact us via phone call or online to schedule your consultation today.


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